The van Deurs family is an old upperclass family while the duchess' Henriksen family originally were poor farm workers. So yes, van Deurs is "posher" than Henriksen.
Traditionally most Danes have had a patronymic surname like Henriksen. But through the years a lot of those people have chosen other, rarer surnames, "to stand out from the crowd". For example their mother's or grandmother's surname.
So the duchess' name change is not necessarily a sign of distancing from her father.
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